How to format your references using the Hereditas citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Hereditas. For a complete guide how to prepare your manuscript refer to the journal's instructions to authors.

Using reference management software

Typically you don't format your citations and bibliography by hand. The easiest way is to use a reference manager:

PaperpileThe citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
Mendeley, Zotero, Papers, and othersThe style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
BibTeXBibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.

Journal articles

Those examples are references to articles in scholarly journals and how they are supposed to appear in your bibliography.

Not all journals organize their published articles in volumes and issues, so these fields are optional. Some electronic journals do not provide a page range, but instead list an article identifier. In a case like this it's safe to use the article identifier instead of the page range.

A journal article with 1 author
1. Hamer D. Genetics. Rethinking behavior genetics. Science. 2002;298:71–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Taylor AF, Smith GR. RecBCD enzyme is a DNA helicase with fast and slow motors of opposite polarity. Nature. 2003;423:889–93.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Moritz CT, Perlmutter SI, Fetz EE. Direct control of paralysed muscles by cortical neurons. Nature. 2008;456:639–42.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Waldron KJ, Rutherford JC, Ford D, Robinson NJ. Metalloproteins and metal sensing. Nature. 2009;460:823–30.

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
1. Madden BJ. Wealth Creation. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010.
An edited book
1. Becker M, Davis J, editors. Surgical Management of Inflammatory Eye Disease. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Janowska A, Penczek W, Półrola A, Zbrzezny A. Using Integer Time Steps for Checking Branching Time Properties of Time Petri Nets. In: Koutny M, Aalst WMP van der, Yakovlev A, editors. Transactions on Petri Nets and Other Models of Concurrency VIII. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013. p. 89–105.

Web sites

Sometimes references to web sites should appear directly in the text rather than in the bibliography. Refer to the Instructions to authors for Hereditas.

Blog post
1. Carpineti A. Life May Develop Even Outside The Habitable Zone [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/life-may-develop-even-outside-the-habitable-zone/

Reports

This example shows the general structure used for government reports, technical reports, and scientific reports. If you can't locate the report number then it might be better to cite the report as a book. For reports it is usually not individual people that are credited as authors, but a governmental department or agency like "U. S. Food and Drug Administration" or "National Cancer Institute".

Government report
1. Government Accountability Office. Federal Air Marshal Service: Actions Needed to Better Incorporate Risk in Deployment Strategy. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2016 May. Report No.: GAO-16-582.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
1. Strickland KC. A historical analysis of the AIDS epidemic in South Africa [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2012.

News paper articles

Unlike scholarly journals, news papers do not usually have a volume and issue number. Instead, the full date and page number is required for a correct reference.
New York Times article
1. Rothenberg B. ‘Biggest Fight’ Behind Her, Kvitova Returns Ahead of Schedule. New York Times. 2017 May 26;D6.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1,2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleHereditas
AbbreviationHereditas
ISSN (online)1601-5223
ScopeGenetics
General Medicine

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